Browning had keyhole surgery at the start of the month and though Everton offered no specific prognosis in terms of his recovery, Roberto Martinez has revealed that the 21-year-old is unlikely to play again this season.
He has already featured at first-team level this season, filling in for Seamus Coleman at right back as injuries severely disrupted the Blues' back line early on in the campaign and it was expected that he would be given an opportunity out on loan at some point this season.
Browning suffered an injury playing for Everton's U21s last month, however, and was forced to go under the knife.
Despite having to call on the Liverpool-born centre half already, Martinez says that there will be no need to dip into the transfer market for defensive back-up, even.
“We always look at how the squad is in every window but we have four first team defenders injured today and that happens,” the manager said.
“I think we need to be realistic. Our squad is big enough, our squad is strong and we have a great balance of experience and the talent that we have and at the moment we are going to get Phil Jagielka back very, very soon. We are going to have Tyias Browning out for the season but we have got Bryan Oviedo to come back as well so the players are at the football club"
"On the plus side is that we have performed really really well having five first team defenders out of the line up. It is a real sign of the development of the young players here and I wouldn’t bring players here just for the sake of it.”
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1 Posted 14/12/2015 at 08:35:13
Wishing him a full recovery and good luck.
2 Posted 14/12/2015 at 09:29:31
3 Posted 14/12/2015 at 09:34:20
4 Posted 14/12/2015 at 09:35:47
It's kind of becoming expected news nowadays.
6 Posted 14/12/2015 at 11:07:25
I've just wondered what's happened to young Matthew Pennington? I think he got injured, but no updated news on how he's doing. He seemed OK at right back.
7 Posted 14/12/2015 at 11:42:57
Although I almost always argue in RM's corner, I wish he would keep the superlatives to when they're deserved; it's the one thing that he does that grates with me.
8 Posted 14/12/2015 at 11:46:11
9 Posted 14/12/2015 at 15:38:15
10 Posted 14/12/2015 at 15:56:08
I also think he could do a job in the Everton defence when needed, right-back or centre-half, maybe his injury is taking longer than was thought.
11 Posted 14/12/2015 at 15:59:31
Get well soon. We're a bit short on big strong lads who can head a ball.
12 Posted 14/12/2015 at 18:15:25
13 Posted 14/12/2015 at 21:00:45
Of course, there are many different issues with cartilage, so I don't want to speculate too much, but from my experiences, whenever someone has to miss a full season due to cartilage issues, they usually are forced to do what's called the OATS procedure. You can look it up online.
I sincerely hope this isn't what Tyias is going through, but if it is, that doesn't bode well for the long-term. This is a surgery that 60-, 70-year-olds are supposed to have. Not people his age. Both friends of mine that went this route were never able to fully recover. It's basically a 50/50 chance that it works out long-term.
Again, I don't know the exact issue, but it's clearly not a meniscus or anything like that if he's out this long. The OATS procedure is one of only a few cartilage surgeries that would keep a player out this long.
14 Posted 15/12/2015 at 00:47:22
15 Posted 15/12/2015 at 08:04:18
16 Posted 15/12/2015 at 17:44:35
I'm really not sure. Just speculating from my experiences covering similar injuries for the teams I cover over here in America.
I'm far from a doctor, haha. I just became close friends with one of the players that was forced to go through that procedure, so when he explained it to me, I did some research.
Who knows. I'm probably totally wrong. It's probably something else. Hopefully I am because Tyias has a very bright future and the club is going to need him to be healthy these next few years.
17 Posted 15/12/2015 at 18:08:33
18 Posted 15/12/2015 at 23:14:01
Very much doubt that Ty is that sort of the man, so looking forward to him back and pressing for the first team next year.
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